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Post-Brexit Support for SMEs

3 March 2022 

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, has announced €11 million in funding to be awarded to Skillnet Ireland to support small and medium businesses, focused on supporting business recovery and growth in a post-brexit world.

Minister Harris said ''The government is committed to supporting small and medium businesses who are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. As businesses tackle these challenges, this funding channelled through Skillnet Ireland will play a vital role in helping businesses adapt to compete and grow. I am encouraging Skillnet Business Networks to apply for this funding and use it to meet the challenges SMEs in their sector or region are facing''.

The funding aims to address specific priority areas such as Digitilisation, Sustainability, Innovation and Leadership Development

The talent development and upskilling solutions funded through this Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) funding will be available to all SMEs across the country.  Businesses can avail of these supports through Skillnet Business Networks and are invited to join a network that is relevant to their sector and region.

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